[productsample/affiliate] I haven’t come across the ‘mystic essences’ from Atkinsons before but as a first foray with alcohol free Rose in Wonderland, I’m immediately a fan.
I know that those who love rose scents are very discerning – there are a million permutations of rose and those with a nose for them have distinct preferences. This one is soft, fruity and sweet without being cloying. There’s a warmth behind the blackcurrant top note from amber but a kick of vetiver gives the arrangement some freshness. It’s an opulent fragrance, that’s for sure, made all the more so by the presentation.
The packaging is opulent – a wardrobe style box and the royal warrant disc tied to the bottle with a strip of leather. The textured golden lid screws off to reveal a dabber rather than a spray mechanism which lends more authenticity to the term ‘essence’. It’s suggested by the brand to use this as a layering fragrance – something to which you can add other notes such as spice or rum and I can easily see that as a viable option. Worn alone, it stays all about the rose despite the other additions so if you love to fragrance combine, it’s a wonderful place to start. The Mystic Essences are expensive at £130 but you literally need one drop to have a complete rose experience so this 30ml bottle could last for a very long time. I can see the dabber as a more economical way to use fragrance – how much disappears into the air with a spray? The Essences are definitely worth a more thorough explore by fragrance fans not least for their last – mine was present for an entire day with still a waft the following morning. You can find it HERE.
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